Updated 3 Oct 2017

Ozito

Power X Change 18 V PXCLTS-018

Snapshot: The Ozito Power X Change 18 V PXCLTS-018 battery line trimmer has 1 cutting line and weighs 2.4kg. But how effective and easy to use is it?

Power X Change 18 V PXCLTS-018
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$129

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Test results

Overall score
62
Cutting & trimming
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent run time of 90 minutes.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK line feed.
  • Extremely easy to re-spool.
  • Extremely easy to start.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Has edging guide.

But

  • Just OK vertical cutting.
  • Just OK horizontal cutting.
  • Poor long-grass cutting.
  • Slightly unbalanced.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance is based on horizontal and vertical trimming and long-grass cutting.

Ease of use is assessed on handle comfort, shaft length, weight, balance, cutting visibility, controls, vibration, starting, line-feed effectiveness and ease of re-spooling.

Price is from a September 2017 survey.

Our recommendation
We recommend petrol trimmers scoring above 85% overall. While the performance and ease-of-use of the best petrol trimmers in our tests has hovered at or above this level for a few years, battery-electric models continue to improve year on year.

We raised the bar for the performance of battery-powered trimmers to 80% after a batch of 7 cordless models returned impressive performance in our 2017 test.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$129

Specifications

Depth range (cm)
n/a
Motor location
Bottom
Shaft type
Straight
Motor type
Battery
Noise (dBA)
74
Weight (kg)
2.4
Depth positions
n/a
Telescopic handle
×
Length (cm)
124
Cutting diameter (cm)
24
Line-feed method
Manual
Run time (mins)
90
Charge time (mins)
60
Voltage (V)
18
Battery size tested (Ah)
3.0

More Info

Battery cost ($)
$65 (1.5Ah)
Availability
Bunnings only.
Notes
-

Features

Cutting lines
1
Clutch
n/a
Edging guide
Shoulder harness
No